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Summer Internship

At NHS Digital, what we do matters. We're the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system, improving lives through data and technology. Our summer internship is an 8 to 12-week programme, starting in July 2021.


8-12 weeks

Start date

July 2021


Leeds or London

About the scheme

What will you do?

At NHS Digital, we collaborate to deliver world-class NHS technology and intelligence. Our summer internships give you a chance to experience a variety of core areas within NHS Digital and to gain valuable work experience to support your future employment.

The internship will cover a range of disciplines, including:

  • IT operations
  • data services
  • platforms and infrastructure
  • product development
  • cyber security

You can find out more about our teams and our organisation structure here.

Whilst we are working virtually at the moment, the majority of these roles are likely to be based in Leeds and there may be an opportunity for you to work in London dependent on your assignment.

Wherever you are, you’ll be doing something that matters.

What we're looking for

What are we looking for?

For our summer internships, we're looking for people who are:

  • in their penultimate year of study who are on track for a 2:1 undergraduate degree in computer science or maths, or a related field
  • flexible and adaptable in a fast-moving environment
  • pragmatic problem solvers who are always curious in their approach to work
  • passionate about improving the lives of others through data and technology
  • great at working in multi-disciplinary teams

Learning skills that matter

For my internship I was placed in Emergency Care Data working on hospital episode statistics. I really felt part of the team, my opinion was listened to and my contribution valued. The NHS is a complex organisation, and so is NHS Digital with all of our products and services but I got a good understanding of structure on my placement and am proud to have contributed to the fantastic work!

Emily Hird

Summer Intern

How to apply

Application process

  • Step 1: apply online

    Fill in our application form, answer a few questions, and submit your CV.

  • Step 2: we'll be in touch

    If you look like a good fit, we'll get in touch to talk through your interest in the internship, and what skills and experience you can bring.

  • Step 3: assessment centre

    If you're what we're looking for, we'll invite you to an assessment centre. At the assessment centre, you'll do individual and group tasks, and meet some of the people from our business.

    After the assessment, we'll notify the successful candidates, ready to start in July 2021.

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